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Some people have no more sense than a baby,
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This review is from: Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) (Paperback)
For those of you who have discovered and love Lewis Carroll's masterworks `Alice in Wonderland' and `Alice through the looking glass (and what Alice found there)', filled with its many many lessons of life, such as the lesson `Wallowing in self-pity to drown your sorrows will not fix anything' (Pool of tears); and for those of you that wish to find answers to the many allegories - the King of Hearts who brings a fixed viewpoint ("consider your verdict") no matter how you may try to put across your point of view or get to the bottom of things (know anyone who is like that?) or the White Queen offering "jam yesterday and jam tomorrow - but never jam today" - basically saying when you look back you only remember the sweet times, and you only ever look forward to pleasant times ahead - but the NOW is very different - then this book is definitely for you.
If, on the other hand, you are curiouser and curiouser about the origins of the eccentric characters such as Humpty Dumpty, or seek answers into the many puzzles - such as what made the mock turtle cry; if THESE are the sort of answers you seek then you need THIS publication AND a copy of `The annotated Alice' edited by Martin Gardner.
Armed with BOTH you will not only reveal the meanings behind each character, you will also discover the PURPOSE of a timeless classic - to learn through the eyes of the most captivating heroine in all of literature. A true feminist who is willing to absorb, learn, and CHALLENGE as she encounters many hostilities in Carroll's quirky `Wonderland' world, Alice does not require a `fairy godmother' - she simply applies a very simple lesson - to PROVE what she is TOLD by CONTESTING it.
Own BOTH unputdownable publications and you will love each and every anecdote almost as much as the wonderful page-turning story - and - just like Alice - you will be able to challenge everything that you meet on YOUR journey through `Wonderland'.
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass: The definite Edition. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland an Through the Looking-Glass